October 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Concord Regional Technical Center, Emphasizes Importance of Career and Technical Education Programs to New Hampshire’s Workforce, Businesses, & Economy

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Senator Hassan visits Concord Regional Technical Center. 

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the Concord Regional Technical Center, where she toured various career and technical education (CTE) classes, met with staff and students, and emphasized the importance of career and technical education programs to New Hampshire’s workforce, businesses, and economy.  

Senator Hassan was accompanied by Steve Rothenberg, director of the Concord Regional Technical Center and President of the New Hampshire Career and Technical Administrators.

“The Concord Regional Technical Center is helping hard-working Granite Staters prepare for success in the 21st century innovation economy, while building the strong workforce that New Hampshire’s businesses need to thrive,” Senator Hassan said. “I am proud to support the important work of the Center and other career and technical education programs across the state, and I’ll keep fighting to ensure that they have what they need to support students, and in turn strengthen our state’s economy.”

The Concord Regional Technical Center offers a variety of career preparation programs to support students in developing the skills and knowledge for postsecondary education and career employment opportunities after graduation. For more information, visit here. Earlier this year, Senator Hassan visited the Mas-Con construction site for the new Merrimack County Courthouse in Concord, which is a partnership between Mas-Con and the Concord Regional Technical Center.

As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hassan has worked across the aisle to strengthen and expand CTE programs in the Granite State. Earlier this year she worked to pass bipartisan legislation, which has now been signed into law, updating the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act and authorizing funding for states to implement high-quality career and technical education programs. Additionally, Senator Hassan recently joined colleagues in introducing the Invest in America Act, legislation that will create competitive grant programs to expand the workforce, modernize training tools, and promote job creation in New Hampshire and across the country.

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